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Don’t Give Up Hope: Using Acceptance & Enthusiasm to Heal Our Troubled World

I’m sure people from every generation have felt this way, but I’m worried. From my perspective, the state of the world is troubled. It feels worse to me than any other point I can remember. Even setting aside the menace of climate change, headlines are frightening. Animosity and violence are looming large. More than ever,… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Enlivening Our Society with Awe Based Wisdom

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider – Enlivening Our Society with Awe Based Wisdom Kirk Schneider:      I also point to some concrete ways that we could potentially address this, you know, in our culture, through child rearing, have some suggestions.  I touched on some of those.  But child… Read more »

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Thoughts About a Massacre

We can point fingers in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.  It is the guns, the NRA, the politicians, the violent video games, the Asperger’s or school security.  Bottom line it is a human problem!  As a society we have moved away from thinking, feeling and being in connection.  Yes there is sadness, anger, pain, disappointment,… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon Discusses the Makings of An Ideal Society: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon describes the elements of an ideal society. SS:And so here, if I recall accurately, we talk about three things: borrowing heavily from Becker, where he said, “OK, first and foremost, is, you know, does the culture… Read more »

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